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Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who wants to drive Sala out of business. Judd insists that Parrish learn the business from the ground up.Written by
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Claudette Colbert Returns in a lush Troy Donahue Film
Parrish reflects a beautiful time in American history. The USA was not at war and the world was more civil, more decent and simpler in tastes. This beautifully filmed movie reflects that era beautifully.
Troy Donahue made a hit in Lana Turner's smash comeback Imitation of Life and then went on to nearby Warners. WB starred Donahue in A Summer Place with Sandra Dee which was a big big hit and then followed this film co starring a bevy of WB beauties Diane McBain, Connie Stevens and Sharon Hugueny. While the part of Donahue's mother would seem to have been tailor made for the great Bette Davis who New England to her core, Warners signed Claudette Colbert a wonderful actress, and a major star. (Bette lost her Oscar for Of Human Bondage to Colbert's It Happened One Night, years later Colbert fell ill and left All About Eve and Bette Davis scored one of her greatest triumphs). Also starring is Karl Malden and if you look closely you find other WB contract stars in small roles.
This movie is a romantic and wonderful film set in the Tobacco Fields of Connecticut, and has stunning photography and a lush romantic score. "Paige's Theme" is wonderful music.
Some may scoff at a Troy Donahue movie, but not me. I liked Troy Donahue's movies. Great watching for a rainy Saturday afternoon.
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